Basketball   |   January 9, 2023

Draymond Green Describes Late Technology as “Crazy”; Stephen Curry Picks One up in Support

Draymond Green, a forward for the Warriors, was not pleased to receive a technical foul in the dying seconds of Sunday night’s 137-114 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. 

Green recorded his first double-double victory of the campaign with 19 points & 11 assists in the victory. However, he was called for a tech foul with 1:19 remaining in the 4th quarter when Jordan Poole ran to the basketball hoop and finished with a flying layup. While on the sidelines, Green emulated Poole by hopping up and down and making his way onto the court.

The technical foul was Green’s seventh of the season. Daymond Green will remain suspended for one match after accumulating 16 technical fouls. Donte DiVincenzo crafted a three-pointer, and Stephen Curry ran onto the court to show his support for Draymond Green by waving his towel. Curry was called for a technical foul less than a minute later.

Draymond Green stated after the game that it was crazy this year. He received four questionable technical fouls. They informed him that he was standing at the lane line. However, he was sure to be in the corner.

Draymond added that he “absolutely” admired Stephen Curry’s effort to make a point. His teammates made an excellent play, and he had no impact on the game. The fact that there was no one in his vicinity will still count against his technical foul count.

It’s Been Six Weeks Into the Season, and the Dubs Have Established Themselves as an NBA Powerhouse

The passes were accurate, timely, and frequent, and they played the game at a swift and fluid tempo. The defence, which was a major issue in the first few games, was once again strong enough on Sunday afternoon. However, Jordan Poole had a grin for much of the game.

On Sunday afternoon, the Warriors’ 137-114 victory over the Timberwolves in downtown Minneapolis was the latest indication that they had rediscovered their legendary enthusiasm for dominating the NBA.

The Warriors have been on a roll as of late. They won eight of their previous 11 contests and five of their last 6 since their team session on November 18th. The victory pushed their record above .500 for the very first time in thirty days.

Late in the game, the Timberwolves mounted a comeback and cut a 20 – point deficit to 10 points midway through the 4th quarter. However, the Warriors were never in danger and won the game on a 19-6 run in the final 5:05.

Stephen Curry scored 25 points to lead six players in double scores for the second straight game. Poole registered 24, Klay Thompson had 21, Green’s season-high 19 points, and Andrew Wiggins had 17 points. The 137 points scored by Golden State are their highest point total of the current campaign.

The Warriors’ 36 assists marked the 13th game in which they had at least 30, with 5 of the games occurring inside the last ten days. The Golden State has averaged 34.8 assists in the five matches, excluding their loss on November 21st in New Orleans due to turnovers.

Undoubtedly, the Warriors are enjoying themselves immensely as they rediscover the joys and advantages of the brilliant basketball that marked their years as undisputed kings of the NBA. Eight minutes after the opening tip, the Warriors jumped to a 40-17 lead. They finished the 1st quarter against the Timberwolves with a 47-25 advantage.

Stephen Curry and Andrew Wiggins have been exceptional all season. However, Klay Thompson and Poole escaping their early-season troubles has made a significant difference. Klay Thompson’s resurgence relieved a little amount of burden from Curr. Poole’s rise, along with Draymond’s placement in the second unit, helped close some of the openings previously exploited by opponents.

The Warriors have won three straight games, have a season-best 57.5 percentage on the field, and have made at least 20 three-pointers in each of the last two straight games. Streaks start small. However, they still have yet to win consecutive road games this season. Thompson hopes that this is a sign of things to come.

What’s Next?

Next, the Warriors will travel to Dallas, where they will encounter the Mavericks for the first time this campaign and since the Western Conference Finals that happened last May. To say the least, a win there would indicate that the Warriors are committed to protecting their title.